C & C Mining Works

C & C Mining Works (HMXTP)

Location: Virginia City, NV 89440 Storey County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 18.685', W 119° 38.861'

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Consolidated Virginia & California Mine Shaft, L Street, Virginia City, NV

— Comstock Historical Marker No. 1 —

The C&C was the largest and most modern of all Comstock era shafts and was located on the grounds of the California Mine. It was the joint property of the Consolidated Virginia and California Mining Companies. It was used to extract the fabulously rich "Big Bonanza" ores of both mines. The shaft was started in the mid-1870s and was part of a line of vertical shafts sunk in an attempt to tap the Comstock Lode at depths of 3,000 feet beneath the surface. Between 1876 and 1881 total production for the California Mine's portion of the C&C was an estimated $44,031,000.00 from about 588,000 tons of ore for an average yield of almost $75.00 per ton. Total dividends paid on the C&C stock was about $31,320,000.

Looking down hill to the east beyond this marker the C&C was located about 8 blocks below this sign and just the east of the electric sub-station.The building burned down in the 1950's
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HM NumberHMXTP
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Marker Number1
Year Placed2009
Placed ByMarshall Earth Resources, Hugh Roy Marshall, Virginia City, Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 271724 N 4354678
Decimal Degrees39.31141667, -119.64768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 18.685', W 119° 38.861'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 18' 41.10" N, 119° 38' 51.66" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415-423 E St, Virginia City NV 89440, US
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